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There’s No Such Thing as Free Lunch: How to Choose the Best Fundraising Option for Your New Business


One in four U.S. businesses are not able to obtain the funding they want, according to a survey by the National Small Business Association. Funding can be a maze for even the most experienced of entrepreneurs, who need to choose from multiple paths—each with its own risks. Ideally, you’ll seek the solution that’s best tailored to your business needs but also to your personal financial status.


Every source of funding comes with its own specific costs. There’s cheap money, and then there’s expensive money. Each option takes a different amount of time, requires giving away a different amount of equity, and has a varying level of risk involved. Be sure to do your research, assess your runway

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How to Choose the Best Fundraising Option for Your New Business



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One in four U.S. businesses are not able to obtain the funding they want, according to a survey by the National Small Business Association. Funding can be a maze for even the most experienced of entrepreneurs, who need to choose from multiple paths—each with its own risks. Ideally, you’ll seek the solution that’s best tailored to your business needs but also to your personal financial status.

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Every source of funding comes with its own specific costs. There’s cheap money, and then there’s expensive money. Each option takes a different amount of time, requires giving away a different amount of equity, and has a varying level of risk involved. Be sure to do your research, assess your runway and money management skills honestly, and look at your competitors for a general sense of how to successfully raise funds in your industry.

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In the tradeoff between saving money or time, most of us choose money. Here’s why that’s a flawed perspective, according to an assistant professor at Harvard Business School.



a group of people sitting at a table: You can assign a value to some of your time. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images


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You can assign a value to some of your time. Thomas Barwick/Getty Images

  • Ashley Whillans is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and a leading scholar in time and happiness. The following is an excerpt from her book, “Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life.”
  • In it, she shares how individuals of all ages, educations, and incomes typically choose money when it comes to the tradeoff between money and time.
  • When we do this, Whillans explains we give up things that can benefit us in the long run, including happiness, time, and efficiency. 
  • She reminds us to savor daily experiences, outsource for things we don’t like to do, take vacations, socialize, and take care of ourselves to better value our time as a resource. 
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The income equivalent of happiness gains, I like to

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Choose Scrum Master Certification to develop and deliver products | Malawi Nyasa Times

One of the best ways to deal with the development, delivery and maintenance of complex products that are related to the field of software development is the Scrum Master Certification, which is the use of an agile framework not only in the field of software development but also in other fields such as marketing and advanced technologies, research, and sales. With the help of this certification, you will get to learn more about the skills important for project management and other aspects of technological processes.

 

Things you get to learn

While you work in the field of technology, teamwork is crucial as it holds up the entire company. With Scrum master certification, you will get a chance to come across the various aspects of organisational techniques and procedures. It is an agile framework where you will get a thorough understanding of testing and development in the field of software. With

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Experts say Trump’s war on TikTok could have a lasting impact on trade and might force tech companies to choose between doing business in the US or China



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  • Chinese-owned TikTok is under pressure from President Donald Trump to sell its US operations or face a ban — but China responded last week by implementing new export rules that could give it power to veto the sale.
  • While companies including Microsoft, Walmart, and Oracle were reportedly bidding to buy TikTok, the new rules from China could slow down negotiations.
  • Experts and analysts told Business Insider that the tense state of affairs between the US and China seem unlikely to deescalate, and could have lasting implications for the future of tech commerce between the two countries.
  • In the immediate term, US companies could see falling sales in China as nationalistic sentiment there turns against the US. More broadly, the internet could become even more splintered along geopolitical lines, making it increasingly difficult for companies to do business
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Trump’s War on TikTok Might Force Companies to Choose Between Doing Business With the U.S. or China


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The Trump administration and Chinese government continue to escalate a trade battle over the sale of TikTok’s US operations — and experts say the struggle could define a new normal for US tech companies doing business in China.

Specifically, companies could be forced to choose whether to do business in China or the US as regulations along geopolitical lines make it increasingly costly to access both markets, experts told Business Insider.

Trump previously ordered TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, to sell the app’s American operations by mid-September or face a ban in the US. Trump said TikTok’s Chinese ownership posed a national security threat and added that the US government should be given a cut of the sale.

By August, Bytedance was reportedly weighing buyout offers from Microsoft, Walmart, and Oracle, among other companies, and a sale seemed

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